Old Fort evacuation alert area expanded

The evacuation alert area for Old Fort has been expanded to include the following three properties:

  • 7605 Old Fort Road
  • 7583 Old Fort Road
  • 7587 Old Fort Road

BC Hydro shut power to the neighbourhood this morning, and will try to get the power back as soon as possible.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says a slide that started Sept. 30 remains very active and continues to move.

The ministry says the cause of the slide isn't known at this time. 

"Once the slide stops moving and it is safe to enter the slide zone, ministry staff will assess the situation," the official said.

Information on the clean-up and road repair will be shared as it becomes available.

A water taxi and bus shuttle service has been established for residents to get in and out of the community via the Peace River to Taylor and Fort St. John.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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Expanded evacuation alert for Old Fort, Oct. 3, 2018.
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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 3, 2018. Supplied Photo

 

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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 3, 2018. Supplied Photo

 

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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 1, 2018. - YRB North Peace

 

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Old Fort landslide, Oct. 1, 2018. - YRB North Peace

 

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Old Fort landslide, Sept. 30, 2018. - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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